Barakat Gallery
Login | Register | User Services | Search | Newsletter Sign-up
Barakat Gallery
HOME : Classical Antiquities : Classical Masterpieces : Roman Bronze Bust Of An Empress / Julia Augusta
Click to view original image.
Roman Bronze Bust Of An Empress / Julia Augusta - OF.273
Origin: Mediterranean
Circa: 2 nd Century AD to 3 rd Century AD
Dimensions: 7.5" (19.1cm) high x 6.8" (17.3cm) wide
Collection: Classical
Medium: Bronze


Location: UAE
Purchase
Currency Converter
Place On Hold
Ask a Question
Email to a Friend
Previous Item
Next Item
Photo Gallery
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Click photo to change image.
Print image
Description
This small bronze bust of a Roman aristocratic woman, with her contemporary fashionable hair style, could, through the addition of a diadem to her head, possibly represent Livia Drusilla, later, Julia Augusta, following her marriage to Augustus, the first emperor of Rome. Although not contemporary to her own lifetime, this bust may have been produced following her deification by her grandson, the Emperor Claudius. The rendering of her face, with large almond eyes and protruding irises, is more typical of the works produced during his reign. The small holes in her neck could have been for her to be hung in a household shrine and honoured, all the more suggestive of this representation having ben produced following her deification. An important figure in Roman history, Augusta was to beget the first of the ruling Julian family, her son becoming the second emperor following Augustus, Tiberius. - (OF.273)

 

Home About Us Help Contact Us Services Publications Search
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy Security

Copyright (c) 2000-2019 by Barakat, Inc. All Rights Reserved

contact-form@barakatgallery.com - TEL 310.859.8408 - FAX 310.276.1346

coldfusion hosting